Apprentice numbers up at parts group

Parts Alliance increases trainee numbers by 200%

Published:  16 November, 2012

THE GROWING popularity of apprentice employment is reflected in figures released by aftermarket business group The Parts Alliance, which show a 200% increase through their National Apprenticeship Programme compared to last year.

Apprentices' learning takes place at a dedicated automotive training centre in Shropshire, through The Parts Alliance's programme partner ProVQ. The central focus of the National Apprenticeship Programme is to provide the motor industry with skilled and able apprentices whom contribute fully to the profitability of workshops.

Mike Smallbone, a manager at The Parts Alliance, said: "Employing an apprentice is highly cost effective as employment costs are low and this, combined with high quality training, results in a productive and profitable apprentice working for the garage."

"An apprenticeship has significant appeal to both employers and applicants, it is full-time employment - you earn as you learn."

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